This appears to be a literally huge problem around the whole world, so learned my search for a solution to this problem.
It has been described perfectly over here:http://ptihosting.co...indows-vista-solved/
However that solution doesn't work for me. There are really a zillion other 'solutions' going from tweaking the registry to changing the way you map the shared network folder (either via 'net use' or by putting in the hostname instead of the IP-address, or the other way around, and so on and so forth), but none of these work for me. To give you an example of these other 'solutions' (and there are many, many, many, more of them when you google around for hours as I did (
So, as in the problem description in the first post, I have the same kind of problem:
- Windows 7 Pro X64
- Synology NAS with mapped shares (x:\ for \\192.168.7.44\media, y:\ for \\192.168.7.44\office).
- On booting the PCs, the x:\ and y:\ appear invisible, but you can access them normally, by first double clicking on the drive (in explorer). Then the red cross disappears and the icon turns into green, and you can access it normally.
- The problem is this. As an example (but the problem is relevant for more applications): my girl and I use Office OneNote 2010, which allows you to have shared notebook. It is put on the NAS, and both my girl and I record 'todos', 'things to buy', and so on, in it. OneNote is supposed to sync this in the background, so that if I type something into it, my girl on her PC can also see that. This will work, but not when the drive icon is red. OneNote will tell you 'syncing not possible'. You then have to go into explorer, double click on y:\ once, et voila, Onenote happily syncs sinces it now 'sees' the share that was there all along. Of course this is extremely annoying (not only for this, but also because the problem is relevant for a bunch of other programs we use also).
- So, to make it clear, this has nothing to do with access rights: the logon data has been stored in Windows credential manager (as enterprise, so persistent), and Windows doesn't ask for a password, it simply has to do with these mapped drives *appearing* not to be online to Windows, whereas actually they were mapped at boot correctly. There is just 'something' that makes them appear offline.
To finalize it: at first I thought this might be having something to do with Synology, perhaps some problems in different SAMBA-protocols or whatever, but this appears not to be the case; I mapped a drive on a Windows 8 'puter to my Windows 7 work station, and the problem remains the same.
Is there an extremely talented developer who says 'no sweat, easy, peace of cake'? (I really, really, really, hope so, since I googled and tried for weeks, but I can't get it fixed
Of course, just to confirm that I am not a 'free rider': I will happily donate money for a solution to this extremely irritating problem
Thank you for your time and attention,